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2015 SSNAP Exhibition

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Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Gala Opening: Friday, September 25th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, wine reception The SSNAP Exhibition goes daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm and The SSNAP Gala Awards Night takes place on Saturday, October 24, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm

In a SSNAP: Salt Spring’s Artist Colony Goes National The 2015 SSNAP Exhibition Debuts on September 25 52 artists from across Canada are finalists of the Salt Spring National Art Prize… Salt Spring Island, renowned as an artist colony, will host the Gala Opening of the 2015 SSNAP Exhibition on Friday, September 25 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) has built a national platform for the visual arts, honouring Canadian artists by providing the finalists with the opportunity to earn up to $25,000 in prize money.

The Best in Show prizing includes $10,000 and another $5,000 towards an artist residency on this little gem of a Canadian island. The month-long exhibit runs from September 25 through to October 26 at historic Mahon Hall with the prize announcements on October 24.

An independent, blind jury received over 1,300 submissions from across Canada, and selected 52 works from coast to coast. According to organizers the exhibit will be comprised of works from both well-known and emerging artists. “We couldn’t be happier with the calibre and diversity of contemporary visual works that we believe will engage, inspire and challenge,” says SSNAP founding director, Ronald T. Crawford. “This is a great start in establishing an art prize with a national focus that reflects all mediums from print making to mixed media, from sculptures to painting. We’re thrilled to present the most diverse show ever on Salt Spring Island with a national perspective from some of the best emerging and established artists in Canada today.” SSNAP Key Dates: September 25 – Opening The 2015 SSNAP Exhibition September 26 – The Arts in Canada: Where Next?

Panellists: Artist, art writer for the Victoria Times Colonist, Robert Amos Oscar winner for set decoration, Jim Erickson Author and finalist for Governor General’s Award for fiction, Kathy Page Theatre director, artistic director, Belfry Theatre Victoria, Michael Shamata Prima Ballerina, Director/Producer, Filmmaker & Author, Veronica Tennant October 4 – In and out of the box: Engaging in Contemporary Art – Curator’s Panel October 24 – Prize announcement and awards ceremony October 26 – Exhibition closes Salt Spring National Art Prize Awards as follows: • Best in Show receives the Joan McConnell Award of $10,000, plus a Salt Spring artist residency to the value of $5,000. • Jurors Choice Awards, three awards of $1,000 selected by each juror. • ASA Award (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) $1,000 for best Salt Spring artist. • Rosemarie Behncke People’s Choice Awards with a 1st Prize of $3,000, 2nd Prize of $2,000 and 3rd Prize of $1,000. About SSNAP: To recognize, showcase and publicize the accomplishments of Canadian visual art, Salt Spring Island, BC has established the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP), one of the few national, juried competitions in the country. In this inaugural year, SSNAP will be offering $25,000 worth of awards, to be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada.

This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council, which represents the arts for Salt Spring Island, one of Canada’s premier arts communities. Original works will be exhibited and for sale at historic Mahon Hall from September 25 through to October 26, 2015.

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Cost: Adult: $10.00 one time fee /
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Gallery | Exhibition
    Talks | Lectures
Location: Mahon Hall
Fulford Ganges Road, Saltspring Island
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Ronald Crawford
[email protected]
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